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Grateful Dead Hour no. 1334

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Week of April 14, 2014

Part 1 30:35
Grateful Dead 7/14/90 Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro MA
I NEED A MIRACLE->
GOIN’ DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD->
THROWING STONES->
LOVELIGHT

Part 2 24:41
Grateful Dead 7/14/90 Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro MA
THE LAST TIME->
I BID YOU GOOD NIGHT

Grateful Dead, Hampton ’79 (Record Store Day vinyl release)
ESTIMATED PROPHET

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 19. Hampton ’79 is the Dead’s entry, a limited-edition 2-LP set recorded 5/4/79. It’s available (along with lots of other cool specials form other artists) only at your local independent record store. See www.recordstoreday.com for more info.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes from:

The Dark Star Jubilee May 23 to 25 at Legend Valley in Central Ohio. Three nights of Dark Star Orchestra plus Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Keller Williams & More Than a Little, Devil Makes Three, The Wailers, Donna the Buffalo, Toubab Krewe, The Werks and many more. Complete festival details and tickets are available at www.darkstarJubilee.com.

The legendary Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The Capitol Theatre features national acts, hot local bands, and is a step away from the Metro-North Railroad. Folk-blues singer Amos Lee Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour hits on Saturday, April 19. Live music is featured six nights a weeks at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1333

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Week of April 7, 2014

Part 1 28:38
Accident of Birth
VICTIM OR THE CRIME
Rumpke Mountain Boys 3/20/14 Suwannee SpringFest, Live Oak FL
TIGER ROSE
Talk
Grateful Dead 7/14/90 Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro MA
CRAZY FINGERS->
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

Part 2 26:54
Grateful Dead 7/14/90 Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro MA
DRUMS->
SPACE->
I WILL TAKE YOU HOME

Steve Hurlburt co-created this version of “Victim” and the video for the Dead Covers Project.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Legendary Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Magic breathes in the walls when Phil Lesh & Friends perform on April 9-12, and The Word, featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph, and North Mississippi Allstars on May 1. Live music is featured six nights a weeks at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

The WELL, the pioneering social network with a Deadhead community that’s been sharing stories and information since 1986. There are thousands of conversations on other topics in the WELL, too, and no ads, no data mining, and no anonymous posts – just hearts, minds, and ideas. Grateful Dead Almanac editor Gary Lambert is also a longtime member. More information at well.com/dead

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1332

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Week of March 31, 2014

Part 1 25:33
Grateful Dead 7/14/90 Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro MA
RAMBLE ON ROSE
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Talk
Hooligans, Beggars and Thieves
7th DAUGHTER
Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson, Back Around
SHE SAID SHE SAID

Part 2 29:59
Grateful Dead 7/14/90 Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro MA
EYES OF THE WORLD->
ESTIMATED PROPHET

“7th Daughter” is a new song by Robert Hunter and Bill Payne. Payne is the great keyboardist of Little Feat, and he now lives in Bozeman and plays regularly with Hooligans, too.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The WELL, the pioneering social network with a Deadhead community that’s been sharing stories and information since 1986. There are thousands of conversations on other topics in the WELL, too, and no ads, no data mining, and no anonymous posts – just hearts, minds, and ideas. Grateful Dead Almanac editor Gary Lambert is also a longtime member. More information at well.com/dead

The Legendary Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Magic breathes in the walls when Phil Lesh & Friends preform on April 2-5 and 9-12, and The Word, featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph, and North Mississippi Allstars on May 1. Live music is featured six nights a weeks at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

New Grateful Dead Hour station: Lowell IN

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

WLPR 89.1 FM The Lakeshore in Lowell IN will air the Grateful Dead Hour Saturday nights (Sunday mornings) at midnight, starting this weekend! We’ll be looking for a sponsor, so if you’re in the area, please get in touch!

Here is the current station list.

Letter from a former prisoner

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Leonard Michael came to my show at the Red Light Cafe in Atlanta last night, and he sent me this message after the gig. I post it here with his blessing.

“It was very nice meeting you tonight David. I am the one who introduced myself at the bar right after your set and spoke of how much your show, The Grateful Dead Hour meant so much to me while I was on my ‘federal hiatus’ for many years. Having that little bit of sweet music enter my ear in such a place, and so far from the source was truly a sacred thing to me. A transistor radio with earbuds was all we were allowed for years and the although the availability of the broadcast was sparse, it was still something that would bring tears to my eyes in the most bittersweet way man.

“I had to let you know that because it’s sort of important to know of some of the nooks and crannies your hard work made it to and how it affected those like myself. Thanks for shining a little bit of love in a very dark place. Without that, I don’t know how I would have made it through….

Hope to see you again real soon.

Best wishes to you kind Sir,

Leonard

Knowing that the Grateful Dead Hour helped this man get through his prison time is such a great thing. I’ve had this conversation way too many times over the years.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1331

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Week of March 24, 2014

Part 1 41:50
Grateful Dead 7/14/90 Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro MA
SHAKEDOWN STREET
WALKIN’ BLUES
FAR FROM ME
CANDYMAN
STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN

Part 2 14:00
Mark Karan‘s Buds with Phil Lesh 3/22/13 Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael CA
EASY WIND

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes from:

The Dark Star Jubilee May 23 to 25 at Legend Valley in Central Ohio featuring 3 nights of Dark Star Orchestra plus Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Keller Williams & More Than A Little, Devil Makes Three, The Wailers, Donna the Buffalo, Toubab Krewe, The Werks and many more. Complete festival details and tickets are available at www.darkstarJubilee.com.

The Legendary Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Magic breathes in the walls when Phil Lesh & Friends preform on April 2-5 and 9-12, and The Word, featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph, and North Mississippi Allstars on May 1. Live music is featured six nights a weeks at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1330

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Week of March 17, 2014

Part 1 39:06
Grateful Dead 6/17/75 Winterland, San Francisco – “Bob Fried Memorial Boogie”
BLUES FOR ALLAH->
KING SOLOMON’S MARBLES->
BLUES FOR ALLAH
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
~
US BLUES

Part 2 16:04
Audiobook excerpt: Dancing with the Dead by Rosie McGee
Excerpt from Chapter 7: 1970
David Nelson Band 1/26/14 Kealakekua B&B, Kealakekua HI
BOX OF RAIN

You’ll find some notes about the Bob Fried Memorial Boogie in last week’s program listing.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The WELL, the pioneering social network with a Deadhead community that’s been sharing stories and information since 1986. There are thousands of conversations on other topics in the WELL, too, and no ads, no data mining, and no anonymous posts – just hearts, minds, and ideas. Grateful Dead Almanac editor Gary Lambert is also a longtime member. More information at well.com/dead

Grateful Dead Hour STREAMING in Boston (and beyond)

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

UPDATED!

The Berklee Internet Radio Network (BIRN) will stream the Grateful Dead Hour Sundays 7-8pm ET on thebirn.com starting on March 23.

Here is a link to their announcement, with a nice graphic!

And here is a link to the current station list. If the GD Hour isn’t on the air in your town, look below for a list of online-streaming outlets. Or contact me for info on how you can get it delivered to you.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1329

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Week of March 10, 2014

Part 1 41:11
Grateful Dead 6/17/75 Winterland, San Francisco
Bob Fried Memorial Boogie
INTRO BY BILL GRAHAM
BIG RIVER
FENNARIO
ME AND MY UNCLE
HELP ON THE WAY->
SLIPKNOT!->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER

Part 2 14:47
Black Mountain Boys, Live at the Ashkenaz
ALABAM
LAZY FARMER BOY

Pete Seeger, Dangerous Songs!?
JACKAROE

The “Bob Fried Memorial Boogie” was the second of only four live performances by the Grateful Dead in 1975. The band was working in Bob Weir’s studio developing the material that was released later in the year on Blues for Allah. This event, a benefit for the family of poster artist Bob Fried, was billed as “Jerry Garcia and Friends” plus Kingfish, Keith and Donna, and the Mirrors. What a thrill when it turned out to be the whole Grateful Dead, with wonderful new songs! They opened with “Crazy Fingers” and then delivered some old favorites, before closing the first set with more great new music: a instrumental “Help on the Way” into “Slipknot!” and “Franklin’s Tower.” The tape (which came to me from Matt Smith of Portland’s KBOO), is missing the first few songs; this week’s show includes all of set 1 that is usable. We’ll hear all of set 2 in next week’s program.

My wife, Rita Hurault, worked with Pete Seeger on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater in the ’70s. “When he found out I knew how to do layout and pasteup, I was brought up to the house to help put together a handbook for crew members,” she recalls. Rita got to know Pete and Toshi Seeger pretty well; after Pete’s passing in late January, she and her old friend Ed Renehan, a longtime Seeger associate, reminisced about Pete on Tales from the Golden Road (on the SiriusXM Grateful Dead Channel) on February 2. Listen here.

The Black Mountain Boys was one of the many bluegrass bands that Jerry Garcia played in in Palo Alto in the early ’60s. On March 8, 2013, there was a reunion of sorts at the Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center. Original members Eric Thompson and David Nelson were joined by another veteran of that period, Rick Shubb (banjo), plus Bay Area bluegrass stalwarts Paul Shelasky (fiddle) and Paul Knight (bass). Eric Thompson recalled the Black Mountain Boys in an article in Berkeleyside previewing the 3/8/13 gig.

I was at the Ashkenaz with my digital recorder, and in January of this year I got together with Eric to produce the recording for use as a fund-raising premium on the KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon (which featured another live performance by Nelson and Thompson and friends). Everyone was happy enough with the result that our friends at Festivalink agreed to make it available. Check it out here. It’s supposed to be available on iTunes and HDTracks, but I haven’t been able to locate it on those sites yet.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The WELL, the pioneering social network with a Deadhead community that’s been sharing stories and information since 1986. There are thousands of conversations on other topics in the WELL, too, and no ads, no data mining, and no anonymous posts – just hearts, minds, and ideas. Grateful Dead Almanac editor Gary Lambert is also a longtime member. More information at well.com/dead

Grateful Dead Hour in Pittsburgh PA

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Grateful Dead Hour is now heard on WYEP 91.3 FM in Pittsburgh PA, Sunday nights at midnight (Monday morning).

Here is the complete Grateful Dead Hour station list.